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September 21, 2014 9:48 am - NewsBehavingBadly.com

The intruder who made it to the inside of the White House had a 3 1/2 inch knife and said he did three tours of Iraq. He allegedly was homeless and had PTSD.

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A family member in California said Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, near Ft. Hood, has been homeless and living alone in the wild and in campgrounds with his two pet dogs for the last two years.

“We talked to him on 9/11 and he said he planned to go to a Veterans Administration hospital to seek treatments,” said the family member, who asked that he not be identified pending completion of the Secret Service investigation.

“He’s been depressed for quite some time,” the relative said. “He’d been taking antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication. I suspect he stopped taking it, otherwise this wouldn’t have happened.”[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

9 responses to White House Intruder Had Knife, Said He Was Iraq Vet

  1. jasperjava September 21st, 2014 at 9:56 am

    If he’s an Iraq War vet who’s angry about what happened to him, he should have chosen a better target than the present occupant of the White House, who ended the costly, wasteful Iraq War.

    I guess that’s what PTSD will do to you.

  2. edmeyer_able September 21st, 2014 at 10:09 am

    This is what war can do to a person, hope he gets the help he needs.

  3. Soothsayer123 September 21st, 2014 at 10:16 am

    If this vet is angry about the Iraq war, shouldn’t he be rushing the Bush compound in Texas instead?

    • edmeyer_able September 21st, 2014 at 10:22 am

      It’s not anger that drove this action.

  4. StoneyCurtisll September 21st, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, near Ft. Hood…

    Someone needs to look in to what the heck is going on in Texas that makes so many of them crazy~!

    All kidding aside, the poor guy needs help.

  5. m2old4bs September 21st, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    War is never the answer. The cost is simply to high. When are we going to learn that?

  6. Deborah September 21st, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    How did the secret service agents let this happen?

  7. liberalMD September 22nd, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I know some crackerjack TSA agents that work at LAX who never would have allowed this to happen.

  8. Red Eye Robot September 22nd, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Turns out the intruder was a climate change wacko

    “Gonzalez after his arrest told Agent Lee Smart that he was concerned that the “atmosphere was collapsing”Gonzalez after his arrest told Agent Lee Smart that he was concerned that the “atmosphere was collapsing” http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/white-house-fence-jumper-had-ammunition-machete-in-car-prosecutors-said/2014/09/22/d37ece60-4274-11e4-b47c-f5889e061e5f_story.html